Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 148,119 pages of information and 233,665 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.
Queensland Railways was the first operator in the world to adopt narrow gauge (1,067 mm or 3 ft 6 in) for a main line, and this remains the system wide gauge within Queensland today.
1865 February. Advert. 'QUEENSLAND RAILWAY, Undertaken by Messrs. Peto, Brassey, and Betts, and under the supervision of S. Wilcox, Esq., residing at Ipswich, in the Colony of Queensland. ELIGIBLE PERSONS of the following occupations may receive a FREE PASSAGE to Queensland by first-class sailing Ships belonging to the Black Ball Line, under the direction of the Agent-General of the Queensland Government— EXCAVATORS, BRIDGE CARPENTERS, MASONS, BRICKLAYERS, and other Artisans....[more]'